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 ConcertsGo to top of List
 
April 18, Saturday
FLUTE ENSEMBLE SPRING CONCERT
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
The UVA Flute Ensemble, directed by faculty member Kelly Sulick, is comprised of talented student musicians majoring in all areas of study at the University. Rotunda Dome Room, UVA.  1pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 25, Saturday
CROZET CHORUS CONCERT
Crozet Chorus.
Crozet Baptist Church.  4pm.  $Free.  Email: crozetchorus@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 29, Wednesday
CHS CHOIR SPRING CONCERT
CHS Orchestra.
MLK Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2726. 
 
March-May, Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays
LIVE STREAMED CONCERTS - SAVE THE MUSIC
The Front Porch.
Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday enjoy a live-streamed artist/band from The Front Porchs venue. Tune in on The Front Porchs Facebook to watch and listen. You can also find these concerts broadcasted live on WTJU (91.1 FM) and streamed on wtju.net. The Tuesday concerts will broadcast the following Wednesday evening from 6-7 pm, the Friday concerts will broadcast live from 8-9 pm, and the Sunday concerts will broadcast the following Tuesday from 6-7 pm. Online - Live Streamed from The Front Porch.  8pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 24-September 11, Fridays
FRIDAYS AFTER FIVE
Sprint Pavilion.
Charlottesville's favorite free live concert series. The spring and summer schedule features local artists of myriad musical styles. There is something for everyone. Sprint Pavilion.  5:30pm-8:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-4910. 
 
 ExhibitsGo to top of List
 
January 18-March 31
CLOSED - CREATED EQUAL: PORTRAITS OF CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES
Monticello.
Robert Shetterly's Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) is a series of more than 250 portraits and narratives highlighting citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental and economic fairness. By combining art and other media, AWTT offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans to act for the common good, our communities and the Earth. Monticello, Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
January 18-April 18
A PLACE FIT FOR WOMEN
The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
Exhibit featuring 14 paintings of African American women and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-260-8720. 
 
March 14-August 28
ANNUAL VSA VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT
VSA Arts of Charlottesville/Albemarle.
This annual show featuring works by dozens of area artists promotes experiences in the arts for individuals with disabilities. Works will be on display and for sale until August 28. Carver Recreation Center.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-953-6286. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
 Farm & Orchard EventsGo to top of List
 
April 4, Saturday
CANCELED - 2ND ANNUAL APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Bryant's Cider.
See the beautiful orchard bloom. There will be tons of fun activities for you and your family, including local vendors, live music, food, two new cider releases and a fire pit going all day. Bryant's Cider, Roseland.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Vanessa.  Email: vanessa@bryantscider.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 12, Sunday
EASTER WINEMAKER'S BRUNCH
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Celebrate spring and Easter at the winery. This family-friendly event includes a wine-paired lunch followed by activities for the kids on the lawn - this year with a Kite Day theme. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
April 26, Sunday
CANCELED - ANNUAL HIGHLAND SHEEP SHEARING
James Monroe's Highland.
Tom Stanley will demonstrate the New Zealand sheep shearing method at this educational, agricultural event. There will also be traditional wool carding and spinning demonstrations for the family. If the weather is favorable, visitors are encouraged to enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds. James Monroe's Highland.  3-5pm.  $5 per participant, Free for children under 6.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
March 5-May 9, Thursdays & Saturdays
CAROMONT FARM SNUGGLE SESSION
Caromont Farm.
Come for a pop-up shop selling cheese and cheese-centric bites, Caromont swag, tours of the farm, representatives from other awesome local businesses, and of course, baby goats. Out of respect to the animals, neighbors and zoning laws, please reserve slots for all of those in your party and try to carpool if possible. Caromont Farm, Esmont.  11:30am-4:30pm.  $10, ages 4 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-831-1393. 
 
April-September, Fridays
ORCHARD JAMS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
This tradition at the orchard includes live music, food, Bold Rock Hard Cider and Prince Michel Wines. A family-friendly event where you can bring the kids and relax in the Peach Tree Courtyard and play corn hole and other lawn games. Music begins at 6pm. Chiles Orchard, Crozet.  5:30-9pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-1583. 
 
LOCAL FARMS & ORCHARDS
Charlottesville-Albemarle has many great outdoor opportunities for families and perennial favorites are berry-picking, pumpkin picking, and springtime farm visits to see baby animals. In our AF Guide to Family Fun you'll find listings for farms and orchards that welcome families. Please be courteous and call ahead to plan your visit--these wonderful places are also home for the farmers. For details, please click this link. 
 
 FestivalsGo to top of List
 
April 10, Friday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL FIREWORKS
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Celebrate the Dogwood Festival with an array of fireworks. McIntire Park.  At dark.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
March 20-April 12
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Washington, D.C..
The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in the nation's capital, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Take a tour, stroll along the mall, ride a Tidal Basin paddle boat, see the parade on April 4. Washington, D.C.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 18, Saturday
11TH ANNUAL RICHMOND BLUEGRASS JAM
Richmond Bluegrass Jam.
The Richmond Bluegrass Jam is back for its 11th year of incredible music and more to benefit military families. Over 25 of the region's best bluegrass and Americana bands playing on three indoor stages. The Jam is a family-friendly festival atmosphere and represents the best of local Richmond coming together to support a local cause. ALL proceeds will go to the Richmond Fisher House. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  12-11pm.  $Suggested Donation.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@rvabluegrassjam.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 18, Saturday
ANNUAL SPRING FEST AT MCGUFFEY ART CENTER
McGuffey Art Center.
Family friendly music will start at 10am with Ramblin' and then BRIMS (Blue Ridge Irish Music School) from 11:15am on. There will be fun art projects on the lawn hosted by McGuffey artists. Bring a picnic, blanket, your friends and family. McGuffey Art Center.  10am-1pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-7973. 
 
April 18-19, Saturday-Sunday
30TH ANNUAL LEESBURG FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL
The Town of Leesburg.
Browse 150 vendors which include landscapers, gardening suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor living furniture and more. There is also live music entertainment, activities for the kids and delicious food. Downtown Leesburg.  10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Email: flowerandgarden@leesburgva.gov. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 703-777-1368. 
 
April 14-19
QUEEN CITY PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Beverley Street Studio School Gallery.
Professional plein air (French for in the open air) painters from 6 unique states one participant from the Netherlands will compose the roster of 27 artists who will be staying in Staunton for five days of painting, demonstrations, shows, sales and artistic expression. Beverley Street Studio Gallery, Staunton.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-886-8636. 
 
April 25, Saturday
CANCELED - ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL
Louisa County Historical Society.
Experience the richness of Louisa County history and step back in time at the Louisa County Historical Society's Heritage Farm Living History Site. This event includes historical demonstrations, children's activities, animals, craft and food vendors, music and more. Demonstrations include hearth-cooking, spinning and blacksmithing. Louisa County Historical Society.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Karleen Kovalcik.  Email: louisahistory@verizon.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-967-5975. 
 
April 25, Saturday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
The festival and parade theme is "Choose Kindness." Show your Dogwood Spirit through your float decorations or costumes. Awards will be given out for Best Floats and Dogwood Spirit. Albemarle County Office Building.  10:55am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 25, Saturday
HOOVER RIDGE WOOL & WINE FESTIVAL AND SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.
The festival will be in conjunction with the annual sheepdog trials featuring dogs and their handlers from all over the country and Canada. Enjoy local wine tastings and wool vendors. The event will be held rain or shine. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  11am-5pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 9-26
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL CARNIVAL
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Enjoy fun-filled amusement rides at the Dogwood Festival Carnival. McIntire Park.  Directions: Free parking at Charlottesville High School.  5:30-10:30pm weekdays, 1-11pm Saturday, 1-8:30pm Sunday.  $20 Armbands, $1 Individual Tickets.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
March 26-May 2
71ST ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL
Charlottesville Dogwood Foundation.
The Dogwood Festival's mission has always been to help the community. The festival features a carnival, parade, concert, fireworks and more. Throughout Charlottesville.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
September 21-27, Monday-Sunday
RESCHEDULED: TOM TOM FOUNDERS SUMMIT & FESTIVAL
Tom Tom Foundation.
Nonstop talks, workshops, panels, installations, concerts and parties. The converging disciplines of music, art, design, business, science and technology connect people and new ideas with the resources necessary to impact the future. Like the founding polymath, Tom Tom explores the field to fork movement, new discoveries, technology, education, public art and creative expositions. Various locations around Charlottesville.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@tomtomfest.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
Ongoing
SCHOOL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Many local schools host wonderful special events each year--fairs, festivals, dances, spaghetti suppers and more. Because they are designed by parents for families you can be sure of having a good time and supporting a worthwhile cause. For details, please click this link. 
 
 History ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
April 3, Friday
CANCELED - HISTORIC TREE WALK AT HIGHLAND
James Monroe's Highland.
A spring walk with the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. Highland's open spaces afford vistas of mature ash, black walnut, maples, oaks, and other native trees. You will also see a hemlock and towering white oak that date to Monroe's time. Learn how to identify trees in the spring using leaves, bark, twigs, form, and many other features, as well as how Highland trees and tree-ring dating have contributed to historical interpretation. James Monroe's Highland.  11am-12:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 14, Tuesday
FOUNDER'S DAY AND JEFFERSON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Monticello.
Monticello will mark the 277th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth with a celebration and ceremony on the West Lawn, featuring a keynote address by the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. Monticello, West Lawn.  9:45-11am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9800. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
Every Month, Third Saturday
TODDLER TIME AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
Toddlers and their adult companions will love an adventure in the Griffin Discovery Room for story time, crafts, and special activities - the perfect introduction to the world of Thomas Jefferson! Monticello, Griffin Discovery Room.  9-10am.  $10.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9880. 
 
 Markets & BazaarsGo to top of List
 
April 3-5, Friday-Sunday
CANCELED - THE BIZARRE BAZAAR: THE 28TH SPRING MARKET
The Bizarre Bazaar.
A Virginia tradition for 28 years, unique offerings include seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, furniture and jewelry. Richmond Raceway Complex.  $7 adults, $1.50 children 2-12.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-673-7015. 
 
February 29 - April 9
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
A discount book outlet store featuring over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. Save up to 90% off retail on over 30,000 different titles in more than 60 different categories  including fiction, history, health and self-help, children's books, religion, science, sports, cooking, home and garden, crafts, art, reference, nature and outdoors and more. Green Valley Book Fair, Mount Crawford.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
January 11, February 8, March 8 & April 12, Saturdays
WINTER MADISON FARMERS MARKETS
Madison Farmers Market.
Come out to the winter markets at Hoover Ridge Park. Hoover Ridge Park, Madison.  10am-12pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-6881. 
 
April 25-26, Saturday & Sunday
ANNUAL RURITAN PLANT/YARD/BAKE SALE
White Hall Ruritan Club.
Plants, all from local gardens, include flowering plants, shrubs, trees, tomatoes and other vegetables/berries/herbs. Proceeds will fund local scholarships, educational opportunities and improvements to White Hall's century-old Community Building. White Hall Community Building.  8am-1pm Saturday, 11-2pm Sunday.  Email: whitehallruritans@gmail.com.
 
April 4-September 26, Saturdays
CITY MARKET
City of Charlottesville.
Visit for fresh local produce, plants, and plenty of homemade goodies and crafts every Saturday morning. 100 Water St E, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  8am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3371. 
 
 MoviesGo to top of List
 
April 3, Friday
SEATS AT THE TABLE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
WorldStrides.
Central Virginians are invited to see Seats at the Table, a documentary on a transformative college class that brought UVA students together with residents of a maximum-security juvenile correctional center through the study of Russian literature. The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Chris Farina, the film's director. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $Free.  Contact: Beth Campbell.  Email: bethc@worldstrides.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 26, Sunday
PARAMOUNT AT THE MOVIES PRESENTS: THE NEVERENDING STORY [PG]
The Paramount Theater.
An imaginative young boy discovers an extraordinary storybook and the fantastical world within its pages. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $5 Youth, $7 Adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
 MuseumsGo to top of List
 
January 24-May 24
THE INSIDE WORLD: CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AUSTRAILIAN MEMORIAL POLES
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
The Inside World presents 112 memorial poles by 55 artists from remote Aboriginal communities in the tropical northern region of Australia known as Arnhem Land. Traditionally, these poles - known as lorrkkon, upun, or arrakitjwere used to house the bones of the deceased. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-924-3592. 
 
Every Friday
ART EXPEDITIONS
Amazement Square.
Take a journey in Art Expeditions to learn about types of art and try your hand at different techniques. Amazement Square .  Directions: Lynchburg.  4-5pm.  $Free with admission .  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-845-1888. 
 
First Friday of every month
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
Explore More Discovery Museum.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to help them understand how to build a foundation and frame for everything from muscles and bones to house and home. Explore More Discovery Museum.  Directions: 150 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.  4-7pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-8900. 
 
LOCAL MUSEUMS
We have many fabulous museums in our region. Everything from our own Virginia Discovery Museum downtown to the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond! Please also take a look at our other publication especially for tourists and newcomers, The Charlottesville Welcome Book. Visit our CharlottesvilleFamily Guide to Family Fun Year-Round for comprehensive museum listings for families in our area. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Saturdays
MUSEUMS ON US
Bank of America / Merrill / Virginia Discovery Museum.
Its Museums on Us® day at the Virginia Discovery Museum, sponsored by Bank of America! BoA, Merrill, and Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) customers receive one free general admission ticket per cardholder with an active credit or debit card and valid photo ID. Virginia Discovery Museum.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
Third Fridays
SCIENCE AFTER DARK
Science Museum of Virginia.
Each month offers a quirky and unique theme. Spend a night exploring the exhibits, with custom, all-live astronomy presentations at 6:30pm and 7:15pm in The Dome and a classic movie at 8pm on the largest screen in the state. Science After Dark features hands-on activities and stargazing on the front lawn with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  5pm.  $10 general public.  Email: info@smv.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
First Wednesdays
WEGMAN'S PAY WHAT YOU WISH WEDNESDAY
Virginia Discovery Museum / Wegmans.
Admission to the museum is by donation today. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall (near City Hall).  10am-5pm.  Email: gallerymanager@vadm.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
Tuesdays
TODDLER TALES
Amazement Square.
Toddler Tales meets each Tuesday to focus on preschool preperation through fun and engaging activities, songs, take-home activities and a themed story time. Amazement Square, The Big Red Barn.  10:30am.  $Free with admission.  Recommended for ages 0 to 5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 845-1888. 
 
 Nature & Park ActivitiesGo to top of List
 
April 3, Friday
CANCELED - HISTORIC TREE WALK AT HIGHLAND
James Monroe's Highland.
A spring walk with the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. Highland's open spaces afford vistas of mature ash, black walnut, maples, oaks, and other native trees. You will also see a hemlock and towering white oak that date to Monroe's time. Learn how to identify trees in the spring using leaves, bark, twigs, form, and many other features, as well as how Highland trees and tree-ring dating have contributed to historical interpretation. James Monroe's Highland.  11am-12:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jason Woodle.  Email: info@highland.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-293-8000. 
 
April 11, Saturday
DOG GONE GOOD EASTER EGG HUNT
Cville Natural Pet Essentials.
This family favorite event is back. Vendors, non-profits, demos, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Dog-friendly dogs welcome. Chris Greene Lake Park.  10am-1pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 18, Saturday
ALES FOR ANIMALS
Blue Mountain Barrel House.
A special day for animals in Nelson County and for all animal lovers in central Virginia. Ales for Animals celebrates 3 local nonprofits - Almost Home Adoption Center, Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue and the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary. Help support these causes and meet some of their rescue animals. This is a family fun event with live music provided by Sally Rose and Eli Cook, kids activities and a raffle. Great ales and food available for purchase from the Blue Mountain Barrel House. Blue Mountain Barrel House, Arrington.  12-5pm.  $5 Advance, $7 At the Door, Kids 12 & under are free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Lynn Noland.  Email: nelsonwahoo@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-8882. 
 
April 18, Saturday
EARTH DAY STAUNTON
This year's theme is, 9-1-1: Climate Emergency. Enjoy kid-oriented activities - Meet wildlife from the Wildlife Center; see a beehive; see a live native fish tank; look through a solar telescope; learn how to compost; take home some native plants and trees; and learn how you can help the Earth's climate. Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand.  10am-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Caroline Sheridan.  Email: caroline@sunspots.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 18, Saturday
NATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER PARK DAY
Shenandoah National Park Service.
Enjoy free park admission to celebrate the NPS and get kids of all ages connected to their national park. Shenandoah National Park.  9am-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-999-3500. 
 
April 2, 4, 18 & 22
SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK AT MONTICELLO
Monticello.
This rigorous, three-hour, five-mile hike through Monticellos remote woodlands is a perennial favorite. Enjoy early spring botanical treasures and an intimate view of the wild Monticello, particularly the lovely plant communities along the Rivanna River. Prepare to walk the entire distance of this strenuous trek, and wear sturdy, waterproof shoes for muddy, steep, uphill slopes. Meets at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, Monticello.  9am-12pm.  $20.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-9880. 
 
April 1-June 1
A MILLION BLOOMS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
The Garden's celebration of spring. A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother's Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE, and activities in the Children's Garden. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
First Saturdays
BLUE RIDGE YOUNG BIRDERS MONTHLY MEETING
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club.
Does your child have an interest in nature or a passion for birds? Come see two club members discuss birding the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The meeting is preceded by a 7:30am bird walk that is fun and informative. The event is open to kids 7-18 and their parents. Education Building of Ivy Creek Foundation.  9:30am, 7:30am bird walk.  $free.  Recommended for ages 7 to 18.  Contact: Mary Mapel.  Email: info@blueridgeyoungbirders.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-363-5035. 
 
February 1, Friday
FIRST FRIDAYS UNDER THE STARS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Learn about the stars and other celestial objects. Start with a short talk in the education building then after the skies darken, volunteers help point out constellations and nebula. Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society's telescope or bring your own. Cloudy skies cancel the outdoor portion. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:45-9pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: director@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7772. 
 
First Saturdays
FIRST SATURDAY BIRD WALK
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Come for an early morning bird walk with Amy Neale of the Monticello Bird Club. Beginners always are welcome, and binoculars are available to share. Meet in the parking lot of Ivy Creek Natural Area to participate. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  7:30-8:30am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: programs@ivycreekfoundation.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-7772. 
 
First & Third Mondays and Second & Fourth Thursdays
LITTLE NATURALISTS
Ivy Creek Foundation.
Introduce your 3 to 5 year old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Trained guides will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Ivy Creek Natural Area.  10-11am.  $Free.  Contact: Jill Watt.  Email: jillheffwatt@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 717-850-1461. 
 
Third Friday of every month
LIVESKY PLANETARIUM SHOW
Science Museum of Virginia.
Take a guided tour of the current night sky and find out about the latest celestial happenings. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and make requests of your astronomer host. Since the sky is always changing and audience questions and requests vary, each LiveSky show is different. No LiveSky during the month of April. Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  6pm.  $5 nonmembers; free for members.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1431. 
 
First and Third Fridays
PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE MCCORMICK OBSERVATORY
UVA Leander McCormick Observatory.
View celestial objects through the historic 26-inch McCormick Refractor and other smaller telescopes year-round, weather permitting. Tour the Observatory, hear a presentation by an astronomer and see the exhibits. McCormick Observatory.  9-11pm mid March-early November, 7-9pm early November to mid March.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-1885. 
 
Ongoing
STARGAZING 101
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Learn the names and locations of each season's major constellations and bright stars. Learn how to spot planets, use a star map and use binoculars for a closer look at the night sky. Fee and registration required. 2500 West Broad St., Richmond.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
Third Friday of every month
STARS AND PLANETS
Science Museum of Virginia.
Join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn as they share their telescopes for a look at the night sky (weather permitting). Science Museum of Virginia.  Directions: 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Times vary from month to month.  $free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-864-1400. 
 
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April 1, Wednesday
ALL-CITY CHORAL FESTIVAL
Charlottesville City Schools.
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center.  7-8pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-245-2971. 
 
April 2, Thursday
CANCELED - THE LITTLE RED HEN
Wayne Theater.
"Who'll help me plant the seed?" asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. "Not us," says the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But a "hen's gotta do what a hen's gotta do," and so the crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. Grades K-5. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  9:30am & 12:30pm.  $8.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
April 10 & 11 Saturday & Sunday
RESCHEDULED - HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCK LIVE
John Paul Jones Arena.
Families and fans of all ages will experience the thrill of watching the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys come to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels experience. John Paul Jones Arena.  12:30pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: John Paul Jones Arena.  Email: johnpauljonesarenainfo@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-243-4960. 
 
April 24, Friday
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: LLAMA LLAMA - LIVE
The Paramount Theater.
Bedtime has never been so exciting. It's the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can't wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep...except...they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. This hilarious new musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney will warm every Llama and Llama Mama's heart. The Paramount Theater.  6pm.  $10.75 Youth, 14,75 Adult.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1922. 
 
April 24, Friday
SPLISH & SPLASH FUNDRAISING BASH
NSSLHA / C'Ville Coffee.
UVA's Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is hosting a musical talent show to raise scholarship money for any child wishing to attend the SPLISH or SPLASH programs at the Shelia C. Johnson Center this summer. 100% of the funds raised will go directly towards children ages 2-7 with autism spectrum disorder and children ages 3-5 with speech and language difficulties in the Charlottesville area. C'Ville Coffee.  7-9pm.  $5 in advance, $7 at the door.  Contact: Rita Bodrog.  Email: rmb5hb@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 571-758-8888. 
 
April 26, Sunday
2020 DOGWOOD FESTIVAL SPRING CONCERT
Charlottesville Municipal Band & Dogwood Festival.
Enjoy an array of talent and performances at this annual Dogwood Festival concert. V. Earl Dickinson Building, PVCC.  3:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-9850. 
 
April 27, Monday
EXCERPTS OF "THE DOLL SHOP" BALLET
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Studio for the Performing Arts presents excerpts from "The Doll Shop", danced by students of Albemarle Ballet Theatre. This presentation will include performances in beautiful costumes and a chance for audience members to learn steps from the ballet. JMRL - Crozet Library.  5-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
Sundays
TELL US A TALE RADIO SHOW
University of Virginia's WTJU fm 91.1.
An outstanding radio program of storytelling and music for children hosted by Peter Jones. Peter also works with local school children to produce special programs. 12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-0885. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
November 15-17 & 22-24
DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THE MUSICAL
The Wayne Theatre.
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he will be transformed into his former self, but time is running out. The Wayne Theatre.  Directions: Waynesboro.  7pm Friday & Saturday / 3pm Saturday & Sunday.  $22 adults, $15 students.  Email: info@waynetheatre.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
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April 4, Saturday
EGG HUNT
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.
Join Kluge-Ruhe for its first ever egg hunt. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been hunting for all varieties of eggs for hundreds of years: emu, turtle, pigeon, crocodile, magpie goose and more. There will also be handmade baskets on view, which might sometimes be used for gathering food like eggs. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum.  1-3pm.  Recommended for ages 1 to 8.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-244-0234. 
 
April 5, Sunday
ISHAN GALA'S EASTER EGG HUNT
Castle Hill Cider / Ishan Gala Foundation.
Enjoy crafts provided by THE HIVE, food, music and cider then participate in our kid and adult egg hunts. The adult hunt not only has candy but also prizes donated by local businesses. Castle Hill Cider.  12-4pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-234-4644. 
 
April 5, Sunday
LITTLE LEGS, HIDDEN EGGS
ACAC.
Toddlers (must at least be 2 years of age) through 5th graders are invited to this annual kid-friendly egg hunt and race. All children will receive a race bib before their designated race time and medal at the end of the run. The egg hunt will start after the last race. During the time of the event, there will be a Spring Festival in the Arena with crafting and activities for the whole family. ACAC Adventure Central.  2-4pm.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-978-7529. 
 
April 10, Friday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL FIREWORKS
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
Celebrate the Dogwood Festival with an array of fireworks. McIntire Park.  At dark.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 11, Saturday
DOGWOOD EGGSTRAVAGANZA
Charlottesville Dogwood Foundation.
Events include Easter egg hunt, Easter Bonnet parade and contest. Activities this afternoon include bounce houses, balloon art, petting zoo and ponies, a photo booth, firetruck and children's finger printing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Fairview Swim and Tennis Club.  12:30pm.  $5/Child.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday
EASTER TROLLEY TO KNIGHT'S GAMBIT VINEYARD
Crozet Trolley.
Ride from the Downtown Square in Crozet to Knight's Gambit Vineyard and back. Kids enjoy games and an egg hunt, while parents enjoy wine, food and music. Various Times.  $20.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-422-7660. 
 
April 12, Sunday
EASTER WINEMAKER'S BRUNCH
Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
Celebrate spring and Easter at the winery. This family-friendly event includes a wine-paired lunch followed by activities for the kids on the lawn - this year with a Kite Day theme. Veritas Vineyard & Winery.  12:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8000. 
 
April 18, Saturday
7TH ANNUAL BOW-WOW-WALK
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
A K-9 2.5K to support the animals and life-saving programs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The walk will begin at IX Art Park and winds through Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall neighborhood before returning to IX Art Park for a post-walk festival sure to wow the doggie friends. The festival will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competition, treats for humans and pups, and a pack of animal-friendly sponsors. IX Art Park.  8:30am.  $35 Adult Walkers.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-5959. 
 
April 23, Thursday
POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Stop by your local library branch and pick out a gift-wrapped poem to carry in your pocket. Unwrap it and read it to yourself, share with someone close, or just tuck it in your pocket for a rainy day. JMRL - All Branches.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 24, Friday
ANNUAL DOGWOOD BENEFIT BREAKFAST
Enjoy breakfast and a silent auction to benefit the Kindness Cafe + Play. DoubleTree Hotel Charlottesville.  7-10am.  $5 minimum ticket donation, under 6 free.  Email: info@charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-218-5656. 
 
April 25, Saturday
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE
Charlottesville Dogwood Festival.
The festival and parade theme is "Choose Kindness." Show your Dogwood Spirit through your float decorations or costumes. Awards will be given out for Best Floats and Dogwood Spirit. Albemarle County Office Building.  10:55am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-961-9824. 
 
April 21-26
FRIENDS OF THE STAUNTON LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE
Friends of the Staunton Library.
Browse the selection of 5,000+ books, with paperbacks priced at only 25-50 cents and hard covers only $1. Saturday and Sunday are bag days. Fill a bag for $3 on Saturday or $1 on Sunday. After 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday, books are free to students, teachers and nonprofits. 1 Churchville Ave., Staunton.  Times Vary.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3902. 
 
April 26, Sunday
HOPE GROWS CELEBRATION
Camp Holiday Trails.
The Hope Grows Celebration will be a fun and inspiring family-friendly event featuring delicious food, drinks from King Family Vineyards, live music and activities. Come have fun and learn about Camp Holiday Trails, a camp for children and teens with medical needs. King Family Vineyards, Crozet.  4-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3781. 
 
October-May, Saturdays
ROLLER SKATING
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation.
Greenwood Community Center is open every Saturday night for roller skating. Greenwood Community Center.  Directions: Crozet.  6-9pm.  $skate rental $3, bring your own skates $2, entrance fee for non-skaters $2.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-5844. 
 
Second Fridays
$1 FAMILY NIGHT
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Come out for the $1 per person event every second Friday of the month at the Downtown location of the Children's Museum of Richmond. Starts June 8, 2018. CMoR Downtown.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 
First Thursdays
BLUE RIDGE IRISH MUSIC SCHOOL OPEN SESSIONS
Blue Ridge Irish Music School.
Slower, beginning musicians can play together at 6pm followed by intermediate-advanced, faster musicians at 7pm. Listeners and players are welcome. C'ville Coffee.  6-8pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: cvillesession@brimstunes.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-409-9631. 
 
First Saturdays
COMMUNITY BREAKFASTS
Rockfish Valley Community Center.
Volunteers from the community serve up breakfast at a great price. A wonderful way to meet your neighbors. Rockfish Valley Community Center.  Directions: 190 Rockfish Lane, Afton.  8:30-10:30am.  All ages welcome.  Email: rockfishcc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-0100. 
 
November 28-December 7, Fridays
COOKIES WITH SANTA
Junior League of Charlottesville.
Kids will be treated to yummy sugar cookies and a holiday coloring book. Partcipants will also have their pictures taken with Santa, and Santa will end the event with a story. Shops at Stonefield.  Various times.  $20.75/child.  All ages welcome.  Email: pr@jlcville.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
First Saturdays
MUSEUMS ON US
Bank of America / Merrill / Virginia Discovery Museum.
Its Museums on Us® day at the Virginia Discovery Museum, sponsored by Bank of America! BoA, Merrill, and Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) customers receive one free general admission ticket per cardholder with an active credit or debit card and valid photo ID. Virginia Discovery Museum.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
OUTDOOR ICE SKATING
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Open all winter long, this 1,344 square foot outdoor synthetic ice skating rink is perfect for all ages and features weekday, weekend, and evening hours. Children's Museum of Richmond.  Hours vary.  $10 General Public, $7 Members, $5 Skate Rental.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7062. 
 
Saturdays & Sundays
PINBALL
Decades Arcade.
Come out and play unlimited pinball on machines dating all the way back to 1947. Decades Arcade.  2-10pm Saturdays, 2-7pm Sundays.  $$12 Adults, $8 Kids.  For details, please click this link. 
 
Fridays & Sundays
ROLLER SKATING AT CARVER RECREATION CENTER
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Roller skating has returned to Carver Recreation Center. This free event occurs Fridays from 5pm-8pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Skates are provided and there is no charge for this activity. Carver Recreation Center, Jefferson School City Center.  5-8pm Fridays; 1-6pm Sunday.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3053. 
 
Third Fridays
SQUARE AND CONTRA DANCING AT THE FRONT PORCH
The Front Porch / C-ville Hoedown.
Come for square and contra dancing with caller and local favorite Brian Hamshar, who will have beginners dancing in no time. No need to bring a partner. Wheelhouse plays lively celtic-inspired music served up by accordion, piano, flutes and pipes. Everyone is welcome. The Front Porch.  7:30pm beginner's workshop, 8-10pm dance.  $10 adults, $5 students, 12 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@frontporchcville.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 806-7062. 
 
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April 18, Saturday
7TH ANNUAL BOW-WOW-WALK
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
A K-9 2.5K to support the animals and life-saving programs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The walk will begin at IX Art Park and winds through Charlottesville's historic Downtown Mall neighborhood before returning to IX Art Park for a post-walk festival sure to wow the doggie friends. The festival will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competition, treats for humans and pups, and a pack of animal-friendly sponsors. IX Art Park.  8:30am.  $35 Adult Walkers.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-973-5959. 
 
April 19, Sunday
3RD ANNUAL ROSE 5K
Trump Winery.
Run for a reason. Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with 100% of proceeds being donated. This walk/run event is the perfect pairing for runners and wine lovers alike; here's your chance to run or walk an exclusive 5K at the largest vineyard in Virginia. The race will take you through the 1,300-acre estate and 227 acres of vines. Then top your morning off with a glass of the award-winning Rosé. New this year - A Kid's 400 Meter Fun Run for kids up to 12 years old right before the start of the 5K. Trump Winery.  10am-12pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-3895. 
 
April 25, Saturday
12TH ANNUAL PARK TO PARK 1/2 MARATHON
City of Waynesboro.
Experience the best views in the Shenandoah Valley on this 13.1 mile point to point course connecting Augusta County's Stuarts Draft Park to Waynesboro's Ridgeview Park. Gently rolling hills, mountain vistas and beautiful serene river crossings make this Park to Park course a must do spring race. The race will be completely supported with fully stocked aid stations and a post race party at the finish line. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Therapeutic Adventures, Inc. Stuarts Draft Park.  7am.  $Varies.  Contact: Waynesboro Parks & Recreation.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-942-6735. 
 
April 25, Saturday
4.01K RACE FOR FINANCIAL FITNESS
CFA Institute.
This race supports financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs that teach young people the skills they need for a strong financial future. 100% of the race proceeds from sponsorship and registration benefit Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. CFA Institute.  8am.  $20-$60 (family running package), under 9 free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
April 25, Saturday
EARTH DAY 5K AND FAMILY FUN RUN
Rockfish River Elementary School.
Kick off the morning with a 5K Race, followed by a Family Fun Run. The scenic out-and-back race begins at Rockfish River Elementary School in Nelson County. Rockfish River Elementary School, Afton.  8am.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Email: pteagles1@gmail.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
April 25, Saturday
UVA DONOR DASH 4 MILE RUN/WALK & TRANSPLANT TREK 1 MILE FUN WALK
Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center at the University of Virginia.
Race Proceeds benefit the UVA Transplant Center for the importance and awareness of organ donation. Panorama Farms.  9am.  $15-$25.  Email: info@DonorDash.org . For details, please click this link. 
 
THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WELCOME BOOK
The Charlottesville Welcome Book celebrates the sights and sounds of Jefferson's Virginia and provides visitors, newcomers and locals with the flavor of our wonderful community! Find art gallery openings, museums & attractions, exhibits, theatre, concerts, brewery and wine events on the calendar along with engaging short stories about the local antiques scene, shopping, history, vineyards and more. The Charlottesville Welcome Book is the quarterly sister publication of CharlottesvilleFamily so you can count on the quality that you've come to trust. Follow this link to the website and digital edition. For details, please click this link. 
 
UVA CAVALIERS
University of Virginia.
Go Hoos!!! Youth Day games provide extra treats for the kids! Season schedule and games scores available through web link. All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 982-5631. 
 
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January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, Second Wednesdays
CUENTOS Y CANCIONES BILINGUAL STORYTIME
JMRL - Central Library.
Enjoy a special storytime in both English and Spanish featuring favorite stories, rhymes and songs in both languages to help you and your little one learn some basic Spanish. Central Library.  10:30-11am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
Third Saturdays
BARNES AND NOBLE STORYTIME PRESENTS: BILINGUAL STORYTIME
Barnes and Noble.
Bilingual Storytime for Children is held the third Saturday of each month. Readings will be done by Ali Sullivan of Spanish Moves! Cuentos bilingües para Niños este evento se celebra el cuarto sábado de cada. Las lecturas serán realizadas por Ali Sullivan de movimientos españoles! Ven y participa en la hora de los cuentos bilingues el tercer sábado de cada mes. Habrá cuentos, canciones y actividades. Charlottesville Barnes and Noble.  11am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Sandi Cararo.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-6598. 
 
Final Saturdays
SATURDAY STORIES
JMRL - Central.
Stop by for a special storytime treat in the Children’s Room the last Saturday of the month. All families are welcome, including stuffed animals. Donuts with Dad will be a specialty storytime offered February 24. Central Library.  Directions: 201 E. Market Street.  10:30am.  $Free.  Email: central@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151 . 
 
Saturdays
STORYTIME AT NEW DOMINION BOOKSHOP
New Dominion Bookshop.
Young children welcome to come to the mezzanine of the bookshop. A staff member will read classic, as well as new books to the group. New Dominion Bookshop.  Directions: 404 East Main St..  11am.  $free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-295-2552. 
 
December 1-22, Sundays
STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUS
Boar's Head Resort.
Straight from the North Pole, Mrs. Claus arrives to spend an afternoon reading some of your favorite Christmas stories. The North Pole Bakery has also sent along some treats to share. You may come in your jammies, and don't forget your camera. Ednam Hall at Boar's Head Resort.  2-3pm.  $15/Child.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-2181. 
 
Wednesdays September-December
TODDLER TIME
JMRL - Scottsville Library.
A program for babies and toddlers emphasizing simple concepts, patterns and unconditional acceptance. This 20-minute activity includes books, songs, fingerplays and flannel board stories. Scottsville Library.  10am.  $Free.  Email: scottsville@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 286-3541. 
 
Wednesdays in January
WEEKLY STORYTIME
Barnes & Noble.
Enjoy this new weekly event, featuring fun stories and activities for everyone to enjoy. Barracks Shopping Center Barnes & Noble.  10am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: crm2559@bn.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-984-6598 . 
 
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April 2, Thursday
CANCELED - THE LITTLE RED HEN
Wayne Theater.
"Who'll help me plant the seed?" asks the plucky red hen as she begins the process that goes into making a loaf of her delicious bread. "Not us," says the sheep, the cow, the horse, and the pig. They all have better things to do. But a "hen's gotta do what a hen's gotta do," and so the crimson heroine perseveres until her work is done. Grades K-5. Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  9:30am & 12:30pm.  $8.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
Monday-Friday and Satuday
PLAYHOUSE TOUR
American Shakespeare Center.
See the Blackfriars playhouse from the Inside Out. Tour participants will, learn about the historical predecessor, discover the inner workings of our 21st-century professional company, and explore the re-creation of Shakespeares indoor theatre. Weekday tours may be cancelled due to Student Matinees. Blackfriars Playhouse.  Monday-Friday at 2pm and Satuday at 11am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-851-1733. 
 
THEATRE PERFORMANCE GROUPS
Charlottesville-Albemarle is filled with talent! Your young dancer or actor is sure to find a class or group to enjoy. Look to our AF Guide to Kids Recreation Year-Round to find many terrific organizations offering dance classes and theatre classes. Also, watch the Family Events and Festivals Calendar for specific performances and review the AK Guide to Family Fun Year-Round to see which groups do shows for families.
 

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